MAC vs PCs 2

Macintosh versus PC?

My first post bout MAC vs PC was like 3 months ago. I mentioned there that I’ll buy a Mac as soon as i can save money. True enough, I now own an ibook G4 12 inch. I bought it a week ago and I am very satisfied with its performance. However, my first hour with MAC was so confusing.

Jem, who assisted me in the store showed the ibook and told me she will leave in a moment so I can check on the MAC. At one point I was glad because I can indeed scrutinize the laptop. On the other hand I was left with a big a Question mark because I had never used a MAc before. And so, to avoid embarrassment from all buyers who where inside the  store that time, I started to slide my finger on the trackpad and tried to click on anything as if I am a MAC user. I first clicked on the single icon I saw on the desktop, it was named MACINTOSH HD. The filed opened and I saw on my left scrollbar, DEVICES, SHARED, PLACES, and SHARED FOR.I was looking for things like, MY DOCUMENTS, MY COMPUTER, RECYCLE BIN, etc. And so, I was left with a Big “?” again. “What now?” I thought. As a customer came close to see what I was doing, I immediately clicked on the MACINTOSH HD icon under DEVICES so that the customer will not noticed I was confused hehe. And so a display of several applications showed up. There was the Ichat, Imovie,  quick time player, itunes, etc. I even noticed a file with a name SAFARI and thought it was lists of animals 🙂 Anyway, I didn’t bother to click on that and went on by clicking the itunes since that was by far the most known to me that time. I played few music files and continued to explore the MAC. Few minutes later, Jem appeared and asked if I was doing fine. I slowly whispered her,  “actually jem, its my first time to use mac.” She then taught me few basics and demo. Somehow, it helped me grasp more pictures about MAC. 

After that short lesson, I told her I’ll buy the laptop. Even if back on my mind, I still have lots and lots and even tons of questions about how to use the MAC, I paid the unit and went home. Another 3 hrs travel home and I chanced to  read the manual that goes with the unit. It was like I bought a new cellphone and got to know my CP by reading its manual. And so, i arrived home and started to open my MAC. I tried to performed few things I read from the manual and began to acquaint myself with my new buddy. I then went on by clicking every icon I saw, even the SAFARI. Thats when I knew that SAFARI was a web browser application not an encyclopedia or a trip to a zoo program 🙂  I then found out that MACINTOSH HD icon was like the MY COMPUTER of PC. MY DOCUMENTS was equated with the DOCUMENTS in MAC. I was even  amazed by an application DASHBOARD since I can group programs/applications I want in just one click. I discovered more and more things and began to realize that MAC wasn’t difficult to learn at all. Its just maybe because many people here know PCs than mac. Anyway, first times are always more tasking.

A day after, i brought my Laptop at my office. I immediately tried to experiment how it will deal with viruses. Since the computer in our office was filled with so many viruses, I plugged my Flashdisk for a while so it will be infected and plugged it eventually on my MAc. Undoubtedly, files like “exp1orer”, “recyler”, “autoRun”, “smss.exe”, nyg1xz, etc showed up. I immediately dragged all of it  into the Trash bin and a pop-up menu asked  me if i still intend to continue since the files were all locked. I clicked Yes of course. And so, it were all in my Trash bin. however, as I tried to empty my Trash bin, the viruses cannot be deleted. Few instructions later revealed that I just need to press the option bar so it will be deleted. Without delay I press the option bar while deleting my trash. And so, I  was very  glad to hear a crashing sound as the files/viruses were totally removed/deleted.

I immediately spread this good new in our office because our office is currently plagued with viruses. In fact, an office mate can no longer boot his HP laptop because it was infected with a virus named “UST Scandal.exe” And so, few personnel went to  me and let there flashdisks cleaned by manually removing suspicious files.

Well, I am just one of the happiest persons because I somehow get rid of these very annoying viruses.

So, you guys out there, think twice before you buy another PC. If you buy a PC, you may avoid “firsttime confusions” in MAC but you will never get rid of the thousands of viruses which will eat your time, money, effort, and patience. Think twice! Consider a MAC.   

Posted under Computer,Electronics,The Ring by brix on Saturday 20 September 2008 at 4:12 am


  1. Comment by Stanley — September 20, 2008 @ 9:09 am

    I deeply enjoy this post! I could still remember my “honeymoon” days with my first iBook G4 12″. Never had regrets.

    I couldn’t imagine myself getting back to the PC world! Hate viruses, system hangs, restarts and the “blue screen of death”. Not to mention, the ridiculous license fees of Microsoft softwares.

    Go, romance your ibook kuya hehehe

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    […] By the way, check the blog posts of my brother. I think its funny and MAC converts can really relate with their honeymoon days with their MAC, here’s the links: His thoughts BEFORE using a MAC  His thoughts AFTER using a MAC […]

  3. Comment by Mj — January 1, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

    One is that the proprietary nature of Apple products makes their security technology less available to hackers. Another is that as Apple only has about 10% of the market, hackers generally don’t want to waste their time developing viruses that would only impact a small portion of the computer industry.The market share of Windows-based PCs are 90% whereas MacOS-based PCs (Macs are PCs!) is only a tiny 10% so there will be less hackers that use mac (less viruses).A mac can be prone also to viruses!!(but only few bcz of its small market share, so some mac users install antivirus for it). If the market share is reversed, Windows is less vulnerable and Macs are prone to virus. So that’s why macs are less prone to virus. That’s it.. Do you know that A MAC NEEDS WINDOWS.. It has a feature called BootCamp that allows programs (like games) incompatible to macs to run on it..:))

    If you buy a pc, install microsoft security essentials a free and effective anti virus (i had a nice experience with that antivirus..and ccleaner for cleaning your registry..thats the two important programs for pc..

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